News | Rugby League
24 Mar 2018 17:15
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Brisbane convinced Morgan will play derby

    North Queensland may be talking down his chances but Brisbane are convinced No.6 Michael Morgan will turn out for the Cowboys when the sides meet at Suncorp.

    - article from

    Brisbane are convinced Michael Morgan will play in the Queensland derby at Suncorp Stadium despite North Queensland talking down the injured five-eighth's chances.

    Morgan has been named on an extended bench and given until Thursday to prove his fitness for Friday's round two clash after missing their season-opening win over Cronulla with an abdominal strain.

    But Broncos playmaker Anthony Milford said Morgan would run out on Friday night after missing last week's milestone match.

    Morgan was a late scratching for good mate's Johnathan Thurston's 300th NRL game and record 271st for the Cowboys.

    "I have no doubt Morgs will play," Milford said.

    "It must have been really serious because I know he would have wanted to play in Johnno's 300th.

    "He loves coming up here at Suncorp Stadium, especially against us.

    "I know he will be ready. I know he will be starting."

    Cowboys coach Paul Green, however, was not optimistic about Morgan's chances.

    "He's not too far away. No doubt he is improving but I would say he probably won't play," he said.

    "He is frustrated but it is more about wanting to get out there with the team.

    "He thought he would be right last week.

    "But he will be right and back before you know it."

    Green said fullback Lachlan Coote (hamstring) would be out until round three "at the earliest" but appeared to have found a worthy replacement in Ben Hampton, who impressed against the Sharks.

    "He's been really good. He's added a bit of spark and been busy (at fullback)," Green said.

    "He has plenty of speed and threatens the line, that's what you want."


    © 2018 NZN, NZCity

     Other Rugby League News
     24 Mar: Panther halfback Cleary out for 10 weeks
     24 Mar: NRL refs boss Sutton admits error: report
     24 Mar: Pearce prepares for Roosters return
     24 Mar: Brennan warns Taylor of Hunt distraction
     24 Mar: Refs got it wrong in extra time: Cleary
     23 Mar: Sharks clash is Eels' real NRL test: coach
     23 Mar: Seibold puts faith in NRL's baby Bunnies
     Top Stories

    Rebels won't change in face of Hurricanes More...

    Lance O'Sullivan calls for pokies ban More...

     Today's News

    Accident and Emergency:
    Tributes flow for Queenstown rafting guide 16:55

    Rugby League:
    Panther halfback Cleary out for 10 weeks 16:55

    Matt Bomer says the secret to a successful relationship is taking it "one day at a time" 16:45

    John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are each other's number one fans 16:15

    Law and Order:
    Chief justice responds to harass survey 16:15

    Rugby League:
    NRL refs boss Sutton admits error: report 16:15

    Kevin Hart wants to be a billionaire by the time he's 45 15:45

    Rugby League:
    Pearce prepares for Roosters return 15:25

    Wendy Williams' husband was there with her "every step" of the way during her health battle 15:15

    Rebels won't change in face of Hurricanes 14:55

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd